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Nursing: Nursing Assistant

Short-Term Certificate

This course provides instruction and hands on experience in basic nursing care skills including First Aid, CPR, and HIV/AIDS and supervised clinical training in a long-term are facility. Instruction will also be provided in student success and career transition skills. After successful completion of the Nursing Assistant Program, students are eligible to sit for the State of Washington NAC exam for certification as a Nurse Assistant.

Estimated Length of Completion

Degree Quarters Credits
Short-Term Certificate Full Time: 1
Part Time:

Program lengths are estimates, not guarantees. For the most current program information, please check with the program contact.

There are no entry requirements for this program

Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor to discuss specific career goals and recommended coursework.

Job tests this program will prepare you for:

  • NAC exams

For current employment and wage estimates, please visit the following online resources and search for the relevant occupational term:

All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (206) 934-4068. There are additional costs for books and supplies. Each student is responsible for the purchase of certain supplies and required tools before the instruction begins.

Full Time Cost

Quarter Credits Resident Non-Resident International
1 14 $1,479.88 $1,656.96 $3,455.34

The NA-C program is offered in a hybrid model. Theory will be online through Zoom, labs will be in-person at the South Seattle College campus and clinical offered at a clinical site towards the end of the quarter.


Course Course ID Credits Availability

Covers instruction and hands-on experience in basic nursing care skills and supervised clinical training in a long-term care facility. Preparation for WA State Nursing Assistant Certified examination. Current Healthcare CPR, First Aid and HIV/AIDS are required prior to clinical, and are scheduled as separate courses.

AHE 111 12.0